The Media’s Love Affair with Weiner

This was the week that the New York media forgot about all the candidates that were not named Anthony Weiner.  So it is no surprise that he remains at the top of the power rankings.  All the previous frontrunners in the Democratic field were completely ignored.  And when they were mentioned it was in relation to Anthony.  Not to mention a Marist poll that was released yesterday shows him in a solid second place behind a dropping Christine Quinn.  She also opted to skip a debate on education.  Does Christine have what it takes to coast through the election season ignoring the other candidates?  Marist, like Quinnipiac the week before, did not even bother to conduct a poll on Republicans.  This week's installment of the "New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Standings (or something like that)" sees Anthony Weiner holding on to the top spot.  The only candidate to move up a notch was John Catsimatidis surpassing George McDonald.  It is always good to be rich when running for mayor.  All of last week's greatest moments are recorded and tallied up to see who really leads in the race to be crowned King (or Queen) of New York.  We will also be incorporating some of your recommended point allocations from the previous week.

Anthony WeinerAnthony Weiner


John LiuJohn Liu

  • Gets backing of Staten Island democratic clubPlus 50.
  • Staten Island Democrats LOL, same day the media was all over Anthony's Weiner.  Minus 100.
  • Shady dealings in financial disclosure reportMinus 25.
  • Any Democrat can beat the Republican candidates, according to a Rasmussen pollPlus 5.
  • In fifth place in latest Marist pollPlus 10.
  • Received District Council 37's endorsement.  Labor union with the largest membership in the city.  Plus 50.
  • This week's total: -10.
  • Cumulative total: 394.


Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio


Christine QuinnChristine Quinn


Bill ThompsonBill Thompson

  • Any Democrat can beat the Republican candidates, according to a Rasmussen pollPlus 5.
  • In fourth place in latest Marist pollPlus 10.
  • This week's total: 15.
  • Cumulative total: 105.


John CatsimatidisJohn Catsimatidis

  • Loses a legal battle (and $3.9 million).  Minus 50.
  • Still has over $3 billion.  Plus 100.
  • Republicans not faring too well, according to Rasmussen pollMinus 5.
  • Only candidate that can afford an ad campaign so early in the race.  Plus 50.
  • This week's total: 95.
  • Cumulative total: 52.


George McDonaldGeorge McDonald

  • Republicans not faring too well, according to Rasmussen pollMinus 5.
  • This week's total: -5.
  • Cumulative total: 8.


Sal AlbaneseSal Albanese

  • Any Democrat can beat the Republican candidates, according to a Rasmussen pollPlus 5.
  • In sixth place in latest Marist pollMinus 10.
  • MyNameIsMe: Needs to come up with better insults.  Minus 50.
  • This week's total: -55.
  • Cumulative total: -165.


Joe LhotaJoe Lhota

  • Republicans not faring too well, according to Rasmussen pollMinus 5.
  • Already released a campaign adPlus 25.
  • Against the trash marine transfer station in the Upper East Side.  Plus 10.
  • This week's total: 30.
  • Cumulative total: -282.


Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg


Erick SalgadoErick Salgado

  • Any Democrat can beat the Republican candidates, according to a Rasmussen pollPlus 5.
  • In seventh place in latest Marist pollMinus 20.
  • Receiving less than "other."  Minus 20.
  • This week's total: -35.
  • Cumulative total: -400.


Randy CredicoRandy Credico

  • Any Democrat can beat the Republican candidates, according to a Rasmussen pollPlus 5.
  • Not even included in latest Marist pollMinus 20.
  • This week's total: -15.
  • Cumulative total: -435.


Question markAdolfo Carrión

  • No news coverage all week.  Minus 10.
  • This week's total: -10.
  • Cumulative total: -550.


Jimmy McMillanJimmy McMillan

  • No news coverage all week.  Minus 10.
  • This week's total: -10.
  • Cumulative total: -930.


Christine Quinn image courtesy of Boss Tweed.
John Liu image courtesy of A Abreu.
Bill de Blasio image courtesy of Henry Gass.
Anthony Weiner image courtesy of istolethetv.
Bill Thompson image courtesy of Edwin Martinez.
Sal Albanese image courtesy of Heather Martino.
Joe Lhota image courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York.
Erick Salgado image courtesy of JacobNY.
Michael Bloomberg image courtesy of Dean Meyers.
Jimmy McMillan image courtesy of David Shankbone.
Question mark image courtesy of William Brawley.


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6 comments

Avatar of WilltheDillWilltheDill
May 29th, 2013  6:41 PM

I love how shady dealings only gets minus 25.


Avatar of sarahbsarahb
May 30th, 2013  10:59 AM

I don’t know if Bloomberg in underwear is a plus.


Avatar of Mr. DotdotdotMr. Dotdotdot
May 30th, 2013  5:44 PM

Credico: He’s supposed to be bringing the jokes but Weiner has upstaged him.


Avatar of WilltheDillWilltheDill
May 30th, 2013  6:44 PM

Quinn: Everyone points out all her flaws when she leads. Minus 25.
Weiner: Everyone makes a sex joke when he leads. Plus 25.